ENGAGE - MAKE - INITIATE - TRANSLATE - INQUIRE - CONNECT - SHARE - AMPLIFY - RESPOND - RENDER - LAUNCH - OBSERVE - IDENTIFY - CHALLENGE - INTERVENE - INTEGRATE - JAM - RIFF - TINKER - MOBILIZE - PRACTICE - MATERIALIZE - INCUBATE - PROTOTYPE - SCRIPT - REFINE - PROGRAM – BUILD
The Creative Corridor is Cornish’s new interdisciplinary college elective program. It invites us to move beyond disciplinary boundaries and connect to our community in responsive and meaningful ways. The program offers a range of relevant skill and practice-based coursework as well as inquiry-based, experimental and collaborative learning platforms. The new program provides exciting professional pathways for students to connect their learning and for faculty to connect their teaching to real-world practice and relevant social contexts. Engagement is at the heart of the Creative Corridor and is our portal to activate our collaboration with diverse publics in ways that align with our broader ‘Artist-Citizen-Innovator’ mission.
As we develop this new program, we challenge ourselves as a learning community, to stretch our thinking, be bold with our vision, curious in our inquiry, responsive with our development and daring about the ways in which we deliver student-centered instruction and innovative education in the visual and performing arts.
Genevieve Tremblay, Interim Chair, Creative Corridor
All baccalaureate degree candidates must complete 12 elective credits. Creative Corridor courses satisfy student requirements to complete 6 credits of college electives. These classes are open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. The Creative Corridor is open to all majors and there are no prerequisites for classes.
All classes in the Creative Corridor inspire critical thinking and making, amplify learning through new approaches to teaching, transfer Knowledge and build knowledge sharing platforms, ignite radically dynamic collaborations, and produce creative work that contributes to our community
Creative Corridor classes are divided into following categories:
An Artist-Citizen connects their curiosity to our world and makes an impact through social practice.
A Creative Practitioner hones their craft and evolves a creative practice.
An Entrepreneur-Leader learns the business side of their practice, identifies mentors and explores the role of creative leader.
A Critical/ Digital Maker develops digital literacies and explores the intentional uses of emerging technologies to create their work, collaborate and transfer their knowledge.
A Humanist develops a grounding in self knowledge and focuses on the welfare of all human beings, individually and collectively.
An Innovator investigates, experiments, cross-pollinates and connects with others to make discoveries and apply them to complex and relevant challenges.
Course descriptions for the current academic year may be found in the catalog
Individuals are free to purchase new or used books as long as the specific edition guidelines are adhered to. If no textbook information for a specific course is provided, a textbook is either not required or information will be distributed by individual instructors. It is expected that required texts for individual courses should be purchased prior to the start of each first class meeting. Information regarding additional textbooks, reading material or supplies may be provided at the first class meeting at which time a deadline will be provided (usually within the first two weeks of the semester).
The Creative Corridor faculty and staff represent a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds.